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Adware Shopping Chips

Posted: September 27, 2013

Threat Metric

Ranking: 14,749
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 6,834
First Seen: September 27, 2013
Last Seen: August 4, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Shopping Chips is a web browser add-on, which shows coupon and discount advertisements when web users visit online shopping websites such as Ebay, Amazon, Walmart, and others. Shopping Chips can be installed on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. At first sight, functionality of Shopping Chip may look legal; however, many PC users consider Shopping Chips to be a PC threat. Shopping Chip may install itself on the target PC user's computer together with freeware and shareware applications downloaded from the net. Usually, Shopping Chips is installed without the computer user's permission. Untrustworthy freeware and shareware download websites may use download clients (small programs which manage the download process of some free software) to earn money from incoming web traffic. Download clients may also offer installation of some advertised free browser plugins, most commonly adware, together with the selected freeware and shareware applications. After successful installation, Shopping Chips show discount advertisements and slow down web browsers.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

C:\Support\couponsupport.exe File name: couponsupport.exe
Size: 732.16 KB (732160 bytes)
MD5: d999a3f25655cca27abd8a5f66041b33
Detection count: 3,122
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: C:\Support\couponsupport.exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 26, 2022
shoppingchip.exe File name: shoppingchip.exe
Size: 256.09 KB (256093 bytes)
MD5: d6ab07a3934dc80f8aade17d7669f734
Detection count: 11
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 19, 2013

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}SOFTWARE\Classes\Shopping-Chip.Shopping-ChipSOFTWARE\Classes\Shopping-Chip.Shopping-Chip.1.1SOFTWARE\Classes\ShoppingChip.ShoppingChipSOFTWARE\Classes\ShoppingChip.ShoppingChip.1.1Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{D8416D8F-40AC-543B-1CCD-73DEB2DA6F8D}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ext\CLSID\{B5ADD811-8B32-28D7-4772-7B95B3003FEF}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}{1D2ABF6A-2B19-3E94-0991-5B5BDB7134DA}

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\ShoppingChip%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Shopping-Chip%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ShoppingChip%PROGRAMFILES%\Shopping-Chip%PROGRAMFILES%\ShoppingChip%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Shopping-Chip%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\ShoppingChip%TEMP%\00294823
The following URL's were detected: